Dearborn Attorney Defends Against Sex Crime Charges
Experienced lawyer stands up for those accused of sex offenses in Michigan
If you are charged with a sex crime in Michigan, you face not only severe legal penalties but also the stigma of being registered as a sex offender, which can prevent you from getting jobs, finding housing and rehabilitating your reputation. At The Khuja Law Firm, PLLC in Dearborn, we are ready to fight sex crime charges and to do everything possible to help avoid a conviction and long-lasting social and economic consequences.
Experienced in fighting charges of rape and sexual assault
In Michigan, nearly all crimes involving illegal sexual activity fall under the state’s Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) statute. Acts involving penetration, commonly known as rape, are classified as first-degree CSC offenses and carry the potential for life in prison, lifetime electronic monitoring and lifetime sex offender registration. These include offenses involving youthful victims, commonly called statutory rape. Acts of sexual assault or contact not involving penetration may be second-, third- or fourth-degree CSC offenses, depending on the circumstances, and carry lesser but still grave penalties.
CSC cases are very fact-specific, requiring analysis of the use of force, the relationship of the parties, the victim’s mental capacity and other factors such as whether the sexual act occurred in connection with commission of another crime. At The Khuja Law Firm, PLLC, we full investigate the circumstances of the alleged offense and apply the resources needed to build the strongest defense possible.
Skilled defense against child pornography charges
In Michigan, crimes involving child sexually abusive material are felonies punishable in varying degrees, ranging from four years in prison and a $10,000 fine for possession to seven years and $50,000 for distribution and finally to 20 years and $100,000 for production. In addition, you may be required to forfeit some of your assets and to make restitution to victims. The Khuja Law Firm, PLLC has deep experience defending clients accused of child pornography and we know how to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
On the leading edge of defense against online sex crimes
Electronic communications and the internet have created a new environment for sexual solicitation and even virtual sexual contact. We keep abreast of state, federal and international law enforcement regimes that are addressing this new terrain and can provide strong defense to charges such as:
- Production, distribution or possession of child pornography online
- Sexual interactions with minors online, including solicitation and arrangement of in-person meetings
- Sextortion, which means online attempts to gain sexual favors, images or videos or other things of value by claiming to have nude or compromising photos of the targeted victim
- Sexting, which refers to sending unwanted nude photographs to a person by text, email or online messaging
In Michigan, sending unwanted nude photos is indecent exposure, a misdemeanor that can draw a penalty of up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 and mandatory registration as a sex offender. Sexting with minor may increase the level of the charge and may also violate Michigan’s child pornography laws.
Sex crime cases are extremely serious in consequence and require skillful defense. We marshal all resources at our disposal to work toward a disposition that mitigates the penalties that may be imposed.
Get a free initial consultation with a Detroit-area sexual misconduct defense lawyer
Sex crime accusations require experienced defense counsel to protect your rights. Call The Khuja Law Firm, PLLC in Dearborn at 313-263-3353 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We represent clients in criminal cases throughout Michigan.